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Technology might seem like a free for all, but its users are still subject to the law of the land.
Living in a connected world often bestows a false sense of freedom. Your computer monitor and smartphone screen do not protect you from laws governing privacy, security, or harassment, of course, but sometimes, tech-related activity you thought was legit might land you in a whole lot of trouble.
When we unbox a new gadget or download an app, we often hastily discard or dismiss the accompanying pages of dry documentation and fine print.

But those pages may come back to haunt us as a lawsuit if they’re not properly heeded.
The government and technology companies often tangle in court, but tech users have also faced off with them in civil and criminal trials. On their side, if not always at the defense table with them, are digital rights organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends, informs, and advocates on their behalf in matters that range from consumer rights to free speech.

There are even times when a situation is so dire it gets human rights advocates from Amnesty International involved.
Here are a few examples of how tweeting, jailbreaking, and even getting spam can put people on a precarious legal ledge.

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